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Film night – Chuyện tử tế (The Story of Kindness)
October 20 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM150,000VND
We are excited to be screening a fascinating documentary film for October:
Chuyện tử tế (The Story of Kindness – also referred to as How to Behave) by Director Trần Văn Thủy
We are honoured that Thủy will attend our movie night. He will introduce the film which will be followed by Q&A with him.
“The idea of “kindness” or “tử tế” in Vietnamese, has its origin in two old Chinese-Vietnamese words. “Tử” means the smallest element while “tế” is the subtlest matter. These two words combined mean that we have to pay attention to the smallest details.”
The story and the film start from the last words spoken by one of the director’s friends that people should do something to heal human sadness. The film is structured like a film essay, narrated in the 1st person. It is a film of great importance and it was banned in Vietnam when it was first released but then the ban was lifted.
But what else does “kindness” mean?
The documentary made by Trần Văn Thủy, considered an acclaimed Vietnamese documentary film Director, tells stories of human life and fate equally applicable to today’s world.
The documentary won the Silver Dove award in Leipzig International Film Festival after it was released in 1985 and the foreign press called it “the bomb from Vietnam which exploded in the city of Leipzig”.
Film is 50-minute long with English subtitles.
NOTE THIS MONTH’S FILM STARTS AT 7PM NOT 7.30PM DUE TO THE DIRECTOR’S SCHEDULE
Location: TPD – The Centre for Development of Movie Talent, 51 Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi.
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Please arrive by 6.50pm latest to collect and pay for your ticket at TPD. As a courtesy to those on the waiting list – please cancel if you can’t come.
Reserved seating tickets are allocated on a first come – first served basis. We don’t pre-book seating but if you come early you can get one of the big comfy armchair seats.
Motorbikes and Cycles
Parking fees @ the TPD courtyard – 5,000 vnd motorbike; 3,000 vnd for a cycle;
Max 40 people